The positive effects that recreational activities have on tourist’s life would include, creating new experiences, visiting new places, enriching experiences lead to more happiness and satisfaction amongst the tourists, socialization leading to meeting new people and more added benefits, different activities which are available for the tourists encourage them to do new things that always are a pleasure. The negative effects of the same would include over-expenditure as the different activities cost differently, ill effects of the recreational activities that are forbidden like gambling which will further have detrimental effect.
The positive effects of recreational activities are the reasons why it improves the life of a tourist and other factors have been discussed above already. The impact that recreation has on the tourists life is displayed through the enriched experience he or she collects and the positivity in the behaviour that is seen in him or her after he or she comes back from vacations including such activities. Such changes and de-stressing are necessary once in a while and that is the reason why travelling as a part of the recreational time is important. Other reason include the trivial ones where people learn how to deal with themselves when travelling, learn to live away from home, gain positive messages from other people and cultures of the place they are travelling and so on. The positive impacts tend to overweigh the negative impacts, which further answer why and how it is important to the life of a tourist (Dolnicar, 2012).
In conclusion, it can be said that when a person takes out time from his everyday life for leisure or to indulge in some recreational activities, he is giving himself free time from what he does every day. It includes de-stressing, breaking away from the mundane and doing what he or she likes to do. When a person is involved in what he or she does, it boosts the mode and energy to come back and return to the everyday life. This renewed energy uplifts spirits and increases productivity, which is why recreational and leisure time is very important in the lives of a traveler or a tourist especially when it comes to improving the quality of life.